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Archive for March, 2013

Amsterdam Mass Blind Date

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Join 100 others as they seek their prince or princess on mass blind date evening, at bars around Amsterdam, datees spend 1.5 hours together before returning to the after party to swap numbers or make a quick getaway. 



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Spindlevine is…SPEECHLESS

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18-20 April, Ostadetheater, Amsterdam: 

An evening of musical storytelling in association with Orange Tea Theatre and Mezrab

When a storyteller is asked to give a speech at his best friend’s wedding, he finds his stories have dried up. How can he resolve the anxiety of being lost for words at the wedding, one that includes his best friend and unrequited lover? What if he is left speechless?

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Cooking Coach Videos by Karen Vivers

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Cooking Coach Videos

Introduction to new Cooking Coach Cooking and Kitchen tips and technique videos . Sign up via the website to receive updates!

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Just Moved Here?

Categories: New to the Netherlands
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We can help you get all the information you need.

ACCESS-AD_12x5We can help you to settle in and answer all your questions regarding life in the Netherlands. We work as volunteers at ACCESS (Administrative Committee to Coordinate English Speaking Services); the grass roots initiative of the members of the international community in the Netherlands established in 1986. Read more

A parents’ guide to education in the Netherlands

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Willemijn L. van Oppen-Stuyt gives the essentials on education in the Netherlands, from primary, secondary schooling, through higher education to teaching in the Netherlands with foreign credentials.

Reproduced here with kind permission from

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Tea, scones and March musical madness at the English Bookshop

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English Bookshop Amsterdam, Sunday 3 March 2013It’s Sunday afternoon around 2:15pm and I wander into the English Bookshop, tiptoe down the stairs into the secret children’s grotto…shhhhhhhh!…and discover pure magic:  a dancing Gruffalo, a grooving Pooh bear and live music from John Cameron-Web’s band 4SomeFolkRead more